China nixes meeting with Slovak PM Robert Fico: Bratislava

China has cancelled a top-level bilateral meeting with Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico, the government in Bratislava said, in a move seen as a snub after the EU country's president met the Dalai Lama.

Nov 06, 2016, 05:05 AM IST
Britain opposes EU defence plans, claims support

Britain opposes EU defence plans, claims support

European military spending is a fraction of the United States` and only a handful of countries, including Britain, Estonia and Greece, spend generously on defence.

Sep 27, 2016, 16:09 PM IST
Angela Merkel says EU in `critical situation`

Angela Merkel says EU in `critical situation`

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Friday that the European Union faces a "critical situation", as she arrived in Bratislava for a summit to chart a post-Brexit future.

Sep 16, 2016, 14:11 PM IST

''Times are changing, pay your taxes," euro zone chief tells corporations

Multinational companies should refrain from tax-avoidance practices and pay their fair share, the head of euro zone finance ministers said on Saturday in a new endorsement of the European Union`s fight against tax-dodging.

Sep 10, 2016, 19:16 PM IST

'7 Afghans among 8 dead in Ukrainian chopper crash'

Eight people including seven Afghan migrants died earlier this week when a helicopter registered in Ukraine crashed in eastern Slovakia, the interior ministry in Bratislava said today, updating a previous toll.

Nov 15, 2015, 02:44 AM IST

Slovakia deploys officers to police Hungary-Serbia border

Slovakia is sending 50 police officers to neighbouring Hungary to protect Schengen area borders between Hungary and Serbia amid the ongoing migration crisis.

Oct 21, 2015, 07:43 AM IST

Four dead in Slovakia rescue helicopter crash

A rescue helicopter crashed in Slovakia Friday, killing four people on board, a health ministry spokesperson said.

Jul 18, 2015, 06:55 AM IST

Mass arrests after thousands rally against immigration in Bratislava

 At least 140 people were arrested Saturday after violence broke out at an anti-immigration rally in Bratislava attended by thousands of people in protest at EU quotas on migrant numbers, local media said.

Jun 21, 2015, 05:02 AM IST

Thousands rally against immigration in Bratislava

 Thousands of people protested against immigration and EU quotas on migrant numbers at a rally organised by an anti-Islam movement in Bratislava on Saturday.

Jun 21, 2015, 01:14 AM IST

South Korean man thought to have MERS hospitalised in Slovakia: Official

A South Korean man thought to have contracted the potentially deadly MERS virus was hospitalised in the Slovak capital Bratislava on Saturday, a spokeswoman said.

Jun 14, 2015, 00:44 AM IST

Andrej Kiska inaugurated as Slovakia`s president

Political newcomer Andrej Kiska was inaugurated as Slovakia`s new president, vowing continued cooperation with the European Union and NATO amid concerns about security in neighbouring Ukraine.

Jun 15, 2014, 22:24 PM IST

Philanthropist elected first Slovak president with no communist past

Political newcomer and millionaire Andrej Kiska emerged out of nowhere to win a landslide in Saturday`s presidential run-off, preventing veteran leftist Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico from tightening his grip on power.

Mar 30, 2014, 05:34 AM IST

Kerber puts Germany into Fed Cup semis

Angelique Kerber qualified Germany for the Fed Cup semi-finals on Sunday when she defeated Slovakia`s Dominika Cibulkova 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) in the first of the reverse singles.

Feb 10, 2014, 00:25 AM IST

Slovakia to prepare for joint bid of 2022 Winter Olympics

The Slovak government approved a report on the progress of its joint bid with Poland to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Krakow, Poland.

Oct 31, 2013, 14:31 PM IST

Radioactive leaks top priority at Fukushima: nuclear watchdog

Contaminated water remains the greatest challenge at Japan`s Fukushima nuclear plant after the 2011 meltdown, the worst atomic disaster in a generation, the UN`s nuclear watchdog said on Tuesday.

Oct 23, 2013, 00:04 AM IST

Gunman kills 6 in Slovak capital: Report

The district of Bratislava where the shooting took place was sealed off.

Aug 30, 2010, 16:20 PM IST